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Report reveals tens of thousands of teenagers are neglected at home

29 Nov 2016

New research from The Children's Society lifts the lid on the scale of teenage neglect as reported by young people themselves.

Children at risk of sexual exploitation are being let down by the Met Police

25 Nov 2016

Our response to the HMIC report into the Metropolitan Police Service’s response to child abuse and sexual exploitation

Chancellor's Autumn Statement is 'half baked'

23 Nov 2016

The Children's Society comments on the chancellor's Autumn Statement

Family debt takes toll on children

17 Nov 2016

Families with children are more than twice as likely to have been trapped in problem debt as childless households, research by The Children’s Society has revealed.

The Children’s Society wins award for film on child sexual abuse

16 Nov 2016

The Children's Society has received a prestigious award for their 'Seen and Heard' film aimed at training three quarters of a million staff across the NHS to recognise the signs of child sexual abuse or exploitation.

Harsher benefit cap risks increasing child poverty, warns The Children's Society

4 Nov 2016

Chief Executive Matthew Reed says: 'There is nothing fair about trying to balance the books on the backs of poor children.'

Government must act on its promise to offer a safe haven to children fleeing war and violence

21 Oct 2016

The Children's Society's statement on bringing children from the Calais refugee camp to the UK.

Response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation and missing children

29 Sep 2016

When a child goes missing it’s vital that authorities take action without delay to make sure they are safe and work out what needs to be done to stop them running away again.

Multiple family debts linked to higher risk of mental health problems in children – report

22 Sep 2016

A report by The Children's Society highlights the real damage that debt can do to children's mental health.

Large numbers of care leavers left hungry and in debt

14 Sep 2016

A report by The Children's Society finds that benefit sanctions are forcing care leavers into a desperate situation with no money and unable to afford the basics.

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